Week Six power rankings

Getty Images

1. Rams (5-0; last week No. 1): They’re starting to look like a Team of Density.

2. Chiefs (5-0; No. 2): Last year, 5-0 became 6-6.

3. Saints (4-1; No. 3): With Ravens, Vikings, Rams up next, we’re about to learn a lot about this team.

4. Patriots (3-2; No. 6): The Patriots are Back is back.

5. Bengals (4-1; No. 8): If they keep this up, they’ll have a chance to lose another playoff game.

6. Panthers (3-1; No. 11): This is one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

7. Jaguars (3-2; No. 5): Jalen Ramsey does great against receivers, but he struggles against return specialists.

8. Ravens (3-2; No. 4): The old Browns played like the new Browns at a time when the new Browns are playing like anything but the new Browns.

9. Chargers (3-2; No. 15): They didn’t start like last year; if they finish like last year, it could be a special season.

10. Bears (3-1; No. 12): This is one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

11. Vikings (2-2-1; No. 17): How far can a team with no running game go?

12. Eagles (2-3; No. 7): By already matching their loss total from 2017, the Eagles will have to get back to the top of the mountain the hard way.

13. Packers (2-2-1; No. 9): Aaron Rodgers is a one-man band that is struggling to carry a tune.

14. Buccaneers (2-2; No. 14): The Bucs need to eat a W or two.

15. Steelers (2-2-1; No. 19): It’s amazing how much better the defense will perform when the Steelers avoid digging an early hole.

16. Dolphins (3-2; No. 10): At least last year’s adversity wasn’t self-inflicted.

17. Titans (3-2; No. 13): Good teams need to win the games they’re supposed to win.

18. Browns (2-2-1; No. 23): Through five games, the Browns already have played half of a sixth one.

19. Seahawks (2-3; No. 18): With the NFC West out of reach, the only question is whether they can secure a wild-card berth.

20. Lions (2-3; No. 24): Beating Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers is good. Not losing to far lesser quarterbacks would be better.

21. Texans (2-3; No. 26): Why should Deshaun Watson do a better job of protecting himself? Brandon Weeden.

22. Falcons (1-4; No. 16): And the streak of a team hosting the Super Bowl but not playing in it will continue.

23. Washington (2-2; No. 20): Somehow, they’re still in first place in the division.

24. Cowboys (2-3; No. 22): The always-ominous vote of confidence for Jason Garrett is coming.

25. Bills (2-3; No. 25): Playing poorly and winning is still better than playing poorly and losing.

26. Jets (2-3; No. 31): It’s nice to see that they remembered Robby Anderson is on the team.

27. Broncos (2-3; No. 21): Get your arm loose, Chad Kelly. Eventually.

28. Colts (1-4; No. 28): Better days are coming, Indy. Eventually.

29. Cardinals (1-4; No. 32): The 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns can pop the cork.

30. 49ers (1-4; No. 27): The team that’s not ready for prime time will play there three times in five weeks.

31. Raiders (1-4; No. 29): Chris Simms says Jon Gruden regards his offense as a Ferrari. Derek Carr is kicking on the bumper harder than Cameron Frye.

32. Giants (1-4; No. 30): Somewhere, Ben McAdoo is slicking back his hair and smiling.

118 responses to “Week Six power rankings

  1. Ha! You missed a joke line. After the Patriots at number 4 you could have gone with “Now we are on to Cincinnati.” at number 5.

  2. I have already booked my flight and hotel and bought tickets to Super Bowl LIII. Why? The Steeler offense scored 34 points in a home game against the 31st ranked scoring defense in the NFL!

  3. Now that’s proof Florio is off his nut… Bears beat the Rams? ahahahahahaha their offense is nothing without their defense and their defense is above average only without Mack. Single point of weakness is never a sign of a mature team, and Trubisky is mediocre.

  4. Vikings are looking good so far. The bears are the team to beat in the north. Lions are capable of being scary. The packers entire season depends on a one legged Rodgers.

  5. Bengals (4-1; No. 8): If they keep this up, they’ll have a chance to lose another playoff game.

    This made my day. Hilarious.

  6. It’s still so hard to take these PFT ranking seriously and actually not laugh.The Rams look like a team of destiny….really? They needed another boneheaded move by Pete Carroll to win that game. Oh and lets not forget about ranking the Bucs as the 6th best team after just two weeks of play all the way from being ranked as one of the worst teams when the season started. Finally stating the Panthers who lost to the Falcons are the only team that can keep the Ram out of the Super Bowl. The same Panthers team that needed a Superman type field goal to beat the Giants at home? Do you guys actually watch these teams play? I could go on and on.

  7. Glad that the Bears went up two spots on their bye week and are now “one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the superbowl”. Those must have been some good practices.

  8. Eagles at 12 is probably too high given that I wouldn’t feel confident in them beating anybody ranked 13-32. 2 home wins that came down to the last minute is the only difference between them being 2-3 and 0-5. The winner of the NFC East could be 8-8 this year

  9. @ 31. Raiders (1-4; No. 29): Chris Simms says Jon Gruden regards his offense as a Ferrari. Derek Carr is kicking on the bumper harder than Cameron Frye.

    ——

    More like Kramer jumping up and down on the bumper and Rudy Russo selling it.

  10. 4. Patriots (3-2; No. 6): The Patriots are Back is back.

    As a Patriot fan I feel as if we’ve done little to earn this high of a ranking..while also not being able to confidently sya where we belong, somewhere in the top 10 for sure though.

    Are we ranked this high just to rock the boat a little bit and get the people going?
    Titans deserve to be higher, and the chargers shoulnt be in the top 10.

  11. Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    Bengals? Listen I don’t want to like their chances but I do. And to Steeldominance (who I assume is a Steelers fan)? Believe it, because the Steelers are really that bad. Has nothing to do with Bell either.

    Bears keeping the Rams out of the SB? I did read somewhere that drugs were making a comeback – and not the recreational ones. Trubisky and the offense still not good. At all. And the Rams offense is so dynamic that they can score on anywhere. Get over the Bears. This is still a McCaskey organization.

    Vikings? No. Just no. Sorry FootballFan825. No. This is not a good football team.

    Got the Giants, Raiders and Niners right. Cardinals probably too. Rest of the bottom 12 seems about right. (Cowboys…lol). I’d put the Browns over the Steelers, probably drop the Eagles a couple of points. My thoughts.

  12. I thought the Seahawks might actually move up a couple of spots after almost beating the number one team and showing everybody they actually have something still.

    Oh well, guess you didn’t watch.

  13. 7. Jaguars (3-2; No. 5): Jalen Ramsey does great against receivers, but he struggles against return specialists.
    —————————————–

    Might wanna check them stats again.

  14. Footballfan825 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Vikings are looking good so far. The bears are the team to beat in the north. Lions are capable of being scary. The packers entire season depends on a one legged Rodgers.
    /////////////////////////

    The Packers have had some very unfortunate game-changing calls and miscues and downright bad luck so far. Considering Rodgers has also been playing at 80%, I think the fact they’re currently ranked #10 offense and #5 defense with 1/3 of the season gone bodes well the rest of the way. They’re still the team to beat in the North Division.

  15. You can accuse me of being a delusional Eagles fan but I’m still hopeful. They haven’t lost a division game and as long as they run the table in the NFC East and stop committing dumb turnovers, (they lost to the Vikings due to a goal line fumble by Ajayai and the strip sack of Wentz that was returned for a TD), then they can get hot in time for the playoffs. However, the one thing missing from this year’s team is the running game from last season and we just lost Ajayai for the season. The Eagles need to trade for a workhorse running back soon!

  16. Jalen Ramsey does great against receivers, but he struggles against return specialists.

    WTF? Tyreek beat Jalen one time… Mahomes had a 62.7 passer rating…

  17. So last week the Vikes lost a shootout with the Rams and dropped 7-8 spots. This week GB loses to the Lions, and they lose 3 spots? Looks like these “power rankings” are on the level of the nfl rules. Crap.

  18. The Browns should be significantly higher as they had a win straight taken from them and realistically should have won the other 2 games as well.

  19. Packers fan here. 13 is too high. Until McCarthy decides to modernize the offense or let Rodgers call plays at the line and play uptempo, we’re probably closer to 20.

  20. The Truth says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    The Browns rated over Dak’s Dallas Cowboys. a day that will live in infamy

    ———-

    Dak is a quite mediocre QB playing for a quite mediocre team

  21. @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

  22. ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?

    —————

    If it were not for the refs throwing the game, they had all but beaten the Vikings

  23. I am very neutral on the Bears, nice to see a team that hasn’t been great get better. BUT…….. 10. Bears (3-1; No. 12): This is one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

    Not a chance the Rams lose to this team. They have a great D, no questions. But the QB/Offence play has been mediocre. They had a big week, but I don’t see this team as a risk to the Rams anytime soon.

  24. I am very interested to see how the Pats and Chiefs game goes.

    It should clarify a number of lingering questions about NE’s D, and the Chiefs’ poise.

  25. irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins

  26. This is a primer for the Browns fans as they are not used to being competitive. All teams lose close games. All teams have a bad call cost them a game or 2. This does not mean you SHOULD be anything. You are what your record says you are. That goes for other whiney fans too. Looking at GB.

  27. NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

  28. Fish don’t fry in the kitchen. Beans don’t burn on the grill. Took a whole lotta tryin’,
    just to get up that hill. Now we’re up in the big leagues. Gonna get m’turn at bat.
    As long as we live, it’s you and me baby. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

  29. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    —–

    While that probably won’t happen anytime soon.

    All it takes is the Vikings to get under .500 in the w-l and you were a no show.

    Pot meet kettle.

  30. Hold on a minute. The Bears are a good surprise this year, but they are not “one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.”

    The Rams are heads, shoulders, and torsos above every other team in the NFC.

  31. In order to win, the Lions needed the Packer’s kicker to leave 10 points on the field. That’s not quite a win over Aaron Rodgers. And the Pats team they beat was hobbled. They should be ranked below Dallas.

    Dolphins and Titans should be ranked higher. Green Bay and Minnesota lower.

  32. @Liberalsruineverything says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    So the 20 and 23 teams both handed it to the 13 team. Got it.
    —————————————————————————

    And the 25th team blasted the number 11 team. You got that moron?

  33. Who have the Patriots beaten ? NOBODY ! Miami,Houston, and Indy. Get serious Florio. Get off your Patriot fascination!

  34. ariani1985 says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?

    —————

    As always, you ooze with inferiority complexities like this world has never witnessed before. Feeling sad for you.

  35. Bears should be ahead of Ravens for sure; Bears are a dropped INT from being undefeated and Ravens are an average team. Vikings got a win and a tie due to the bogus RTP calls. Packers should be lower, like around 20, but if they got a real coach could still win it all.

  36. TruFBFan says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    Bengals? Listen I don’t want to like their chances but I do. And to Steeldominance (who I assume is a Steelers fan)? Believe it, because the Steelers are really that bad. Has nothing to do with Bell either.

    Bears keeping the Rams out of the SB? I did read somewhere that drugs were making a comeback – and not the recreational ones. Trubisky and the offense still not good. At all. And the Rams offense is so dynamic that they can score on anywhere. Get over the Bears. This is still a McCaskey organization.

    Vikings? No. Just no. Sorry FootballFan825. No. This is not a good football team.

    Got the Giants, Raiders and Niners right. Cardinals probably too. Rest of the bottom 12 seems about right. (Cowboys…lol). I’d put the Browns over the Steelers, probably drop the Eagles a couple of points. My thoughts.
    __________________________________________________________________
    Since you have some very strong and specific opinions about arbitrary weekly rankings, maybe you should create a new website called “TruFBFan Power Rankings”. I’m sure you’d build a loyal following.

  37. The one-liners don’t match the rankings. Why would you disrespect the Chiefs and Bengals like that but still keep them in the top 5? Why would the Bengals be worthy of the 5th best team in the league if you don’t expect them to win a playoff game? Typical internet hot takes… PFT = Poor-man’s First Take

  38. Outside the first 3 or 4 spots this power rating is a joke.
    There are about 3 or 4 “Darling Teams” that always rank better than their play shows.

  39. 345snarkavenue says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    Better days are coming, Indy. Eventually.

    ——-
    looks like a banner in the making
    _______________________________
    Awesome comment!
    You win the internet today!
    Did you just come up with that all by yourself?

  40. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    ———–

    I have been watching the Pats since the 70s. Before Raymond Berry. Before Bill Parcels. Before Pete Carroll and before BB. If I am still alive I will be here long after BB and Brady are gone.

    Now tell us, for what losing team is it that you cheer?

  41. NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    ———–

    I have been watching the Pats since the 70s. Before Raymond Berry. Before Bill Parcels. Before Pete Carroll and before BB. If I am still alive I will be here long after BB and Brady are gone.

    Now tell us, for what losing team is it that you cheer?
    =========================================================

    You can be or say anything on the internet. We all know what you chose to be….

    Your fan base did not exist before the Pats and Sox started winning. You have evolved in just about the most annoying fan base. It’s too bad Packers fans have that market cornered. You are a close 2nd, so there is that….

  42. So the Rams barely beat the #19 Seahacks and remain #1? That’s “Dense” alright… Chiefs looked like the more complete team this weekend. Should have taken the #1 spot. But I get it, because of last year they are penalized for this years actions.

  43. It really does not matter where the Patriots are ranked. Thay play in a division with the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets. Real tough road.

  44. andrwken says:

    October 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    —–

    While that probably won’t happen anytime soon.

    All it takes is the Vikings to get under .500 in the w-l and you were a no show.

    Pot meet kettle.
    ==========================================

    Barbie/Ken:

    I haven’t gone anywhere. Why must you Packers fans lie? I have been here all along. It’s so pathetic that you can’t just be honest about things.

    I’d say you’d disappear after AR is gone, but you’ll be here talking about the good Ol’ days soon enough.

    once MM is fired, you’re looking at a rebuild for AR’s final years. Your team blew 26 years of HOF QB play. Your team woefully underachieved. You should be livid.

    But, to you, it’s more important to rub other peoples faces in the glory days. 1 freaking title for 2 of the best to play the game? What a waste!!

  45. Your fan base did not exist before the Pats and Sox started winning. You have evolved in just about the most annoying fan base. It’s too bad Packers fans have that market cornered. You are a close 2nd, so there is that….

    This is ALWAYS such a stupid comment!!

    The Patriots have had the best record in the NFL since 1994 (look it up)
    Not since 2001 like you like you crybabies like to say.

    Most wins since1994
    Most playoff wins since 1994
    Most SB appearances since 1994
    Most SB wins since 1994

    Do they have more fans now then they did prior to Kraft buying the team ? Yes!!

    But you can say that about ANY team in ANY city in ANY sport that has a long winning stretch

    Are there more Golden state fans now than there were 6 years ago ? Yes

    That’s how it works. When a team wins more people show up. No one wants to spend there hard earned money to watch a bad product

    The Patriots run is over 20 years long now. There an generation that only knows that. It doesn’t make them less of a fan.

    I know Steeler fans in there mid to late 20’s does that make them “bandwagon fans” because they weren’t alive in the 70’s to see there first 4 SB???

    You people are the annoying ones always crying about stupid stuff

  46. 13. Packers (2-2-1; No. 9): Aaron Rodgers is a one-man band that is struggling to carry a tune.

    Now that is funny….

    And true.

  47. @billtetley53

    1 freaking title for 2 of the best to play the game?
    ——————————————————————————-

    I see that Math and History are not your strength, not a surprise since you’re a Viking troll

  48. Packers would lose to 1-32 on this list….
    ——
    Strange the vikings didnt beat them then, even with help. Or the team that embarrassed the Vikings…the one that failed to score a point on us, but 27 on your squad…you’d think they would’ve won. I know you’re an old troll with a new name but how about just backing your team instead of constantly crapping on ours?

  49. viperstournaments says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Even when the Bengals play well and go 4-1 they still get dogged. If this team stays healthy they WILL make a run at the Super Bowl.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    They haven’t been healthy. Mixon missed two games, Ross missed this past one, Preston Brown missed two games, Bernard missed last week and is out another two weeks and Price has been out since week 2.

  50. Can’t disagree too much with the top 5, although I would flip Cincy and NE. Your adoration of all things Ravens knows no bounds. Flacco is still flacco, and they shouldn’t be in the top 10. The Cowboys at 24 is about right, although a few teams below them would likely beat them. Heck, almost anyone could as long as Red J is the coach. And as bad as the Giants are, they put up a pretty solid effort against Carolina and shouldn’t be dead last. But given they still cherish the washed up Eli, they’re still bottom 3.

  51. Bears (3-1; No. 12): This is one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

    ———————————————————-

    They have beat the Bills, Cards, Seahawks by a combined 5pts, then blew out a bad bucs team. Maybe let’s see them play one quality team before we say they can beat what looks like the top team in the conference.

  52. irishgary says

    I see that Math and History are not your strength, not a surprise since you’re a Viking troll
    ###

    Gary

    I’m going to give Bill the benefit of the doubt on his post and say he meant that Brett and Aaron are two of the best to play the game and each player only won a single title.

    That’s how I interpreted his post.

  53. Liberalsruineverything says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    So the 20 and 23 teams both handed it to the 13 team. Got it.
    —-
    Florio and Toyko are both still holding on to their Packers delusion.

  54. stellarperformance says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    The Packers have had some very unfortunate game-changing calls and miscues and downright bad luck so far. Considering Rodgers has also been playing at 80%, I think the fact they’re currently ranked #10 offense and #5 defense with 1/3 of the season gone bodes well the rest of the way. They’re still the team to beat in the North Division.
    _________

    Officiating? Check.
    Injuries? Check.
    Bad luck? Check.

    That’s the trifecta of Packer fan excuses, and they all add up to another declaration that the Packers are the “team to beat.” It really sounds like you’re trying to convince yourself. The rest of us aren’t buying it.

    Are you aware that your team is in the midst of the easiest four games on their schedule and so far they’re 1-2?

    Congratulations on those Week 5 offensive and defensive rankings, though. Those are very meaningful.

  55. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    ———–

    I have been watching the Pats since the 70s. Before Raymond Berry. Before Bill Parcels. Before Pete Carroll and before BB. If I am still alive I will be here long after BB and Brady are gone.

    Now tell us, for what losing team is it that you cheer?
    =========================================================

    You can be or say anything on the internet. We all know what you chose to be….

    Your fan base did not exist before the Pats and Sox started winning. You have evolved in just about the most annoying fan base. It’s too bad Packers fans have that market cornered. You are a close 2nd, so there is that…

    ———-

    I don’t know about a “fan base” but I can remember attending games and sitting on the concrete seats and aluminum benches at Schaefer Stadium….and many years the Pats were gawd awful…

  56. doublehardtwelve says:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    TruFBFan says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    Bengals? Listen I don’t want to like their chances but I do. And to Steeldominance (who I assume is a Steelers fan)? Believe it, because the Steelers are really that bad. Has nothing to do with Bell either.

    Bears keeping the Rams out of the SB? I did read somewhere that drugs were making a comeback – and not the recreational ones. Trubisky and the offense still not good. At all. And the Rams offense is so dynamic that they can score on anywhere. Get over the Bears. This is still a McCaskey organization.

    Vikings? No. Just no. Sorry FootballFan825. No. This is not a good football team.

    Got the Giants, Raiders and Niners right. Cardinals probably too. Rest of the bottom 12 seems about right. (Cowboys…lol). I’d put the Browns over the Steelers, probably drop the Eagles a couple of points. My thoughts.
    __________________________________________________________________
    Since you have some very strong and specific opinions about arbitrary weekly rankings, maybe you should create a new website called “TruFBFan Power Rankings”. I’m sure you’d build a loyal following.
    ————————-

    I would check it out. #TruFBFan Rankings

  57. Bears (3-1; No. 12): This is one of the few teams that could keep the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

    I really hope for this to happen, as the Bears have looked promising on offense and stout on defense, but i just dont see it being realistic. The rams have look perfect so far and everyone only pays attention to there magnificent offense. Imagine being a Quarterback and dropping back to pass all game having to worry about Suh comig to break you, and that fella Aaron Donald coming faster. Yeah im all set, sounds like a goosebumps book.

  58. If the cowboys are rated higher than dead last, that just wrong! All they’ve got is a field goal offense.

  59. Vikings (2-2-1; No. 17): How far can a team with no running game go

    As abysmal as this team may seem, I still have confidence in the Vikings to turn it around. It starts with that defense who needs Harrison Smith and Xaiver Rhodes to get a little boost in that secondary and have the rest of the defense follow there lead.

    Offense is too talented to not be able to put it together at some point.

  60. steeldominance says:
    October 9, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Bengals (4-1; No. 8): If they keep this up, they’ll have a chance to lose another playoff game.

    This made my day. Hilarious.

    ==============

    Just wait until this Sunday.

  61. How many of you had the Browns in the top twenty at this point in the season? Or any point in the season. Not a Browns fan unfortunately we have Chucky for the next 10 years.

  62. NHPats says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    If it were not for the refs throwing the game, they had all but beaten the Vikings
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And if the refs would have called a flag on GB for holding our snapper on the blocked punt that gave them 7 points, and also the flag on Kendricks for roughing Rodgers was even more bogus that Matthews. On that Kendricks penalty, that set GB up with a TD. So the Vikes were able to tie the game on a bad call, and GB scored 14 points on bad calls. So I guess if the refs did their jobs, the Vikes win by at least 7 in regulation. So get your facts straight.

  63. TruFBFan says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    Bengals? Listen I don’t want to like their chances but I do. And to Steeldominance (who I assume is a Steelers fan)? Believe it, because the Steelers are really that bad. Has nothing to do with Bell either.

    Bears keeping the Rams out of the SB? I did read somewhere that drugs were making a comeback – and not the recreational ones. Trubisky and the offense still not good. At all. And the Rams offense is so dynamic that they can score on anywhere. Get over the Bears. This is still a McCaskey organization.

    Vikings? No. Just no. Sorry FootballFan825. No. This is not a good football team.

    Got the Giants, Raiders and Niners right. Cardinals probably too. Rest of the bottom 12 seems about right. (Cowboys…lol). I’d put the Browns over the Steelers, probably drop the Eagles a couple of points. My thoughts.
    ——————————————————
    I agree.

  64. TruFBFan says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    ****************************************************************************

    You clearly haven’t followed things in New England. Your blind hatred of all things Patriots is clear. What isn’t clear is how a Tampa Bay fan gets this way. Fitzpatrick and the Buc’s are Exibit A for “Everything is not what it seems.” You badly misjudge the early season development of both teams, and it runs your life. Have you considered therapy?

  65. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm
    Congratulations on those Week 5 offensive and defensive rankings, though. Those are very meaningful.
    /////////////////////////////

    Meaningful might be too strong. Indicative is probably better. In any event, if it were the Vikings ranked in those positions after 1/3 of the season was gone, we’d never hear the end of it.

    Question for you: Is the Viking defense still vaunted?

  66. NHPats says:
    October 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm
    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    @ariani1985 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Packers would lose to most college teams, should be ranked maybe at 68?
    ———————————————————————————–

    And your Vikings couldn’t beat them

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    ———–

    I have been watching the Pats since the 70s. Before Raymond Berry. Before Bill Parcels. Before Pete Carroll and before BB. If I am still alive I will be here long after BB and Brady are gone.

    Now tell us, for what losing team is it that you cheer?
    =========================================================

    You can be or say anything on the internet. We all know what you chose to be….

    Your fan base did not exist before the Pats and Sox started winning. You have evolved in just about the most annoying fan base. It’s too bad Packers fans have that market cornered. You are a close 2nd, so there is that…

    ———-

    I don’t know about a “fan base” but I can remember attending games and sitting on the concrete seats and aluminum benches at Schaefer Stadium….and many years the Pats were gawd awful…

    ******************************************

    I was there too….season tickets…..eventually went to the 85 AFC Championship in Miami, and then on to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Flights to both cities from Boston were unavailable. Too many fans going. Had to fly into other cities, rent a car, and drive up to 10 hours to get to the game. I’m not sure how these residents of other cities can testify about the Patriots fan base, especially since a lot of them probably weren’t born before Kraft bought the team 25 years ago and built them into the winning-est franchise the NFL has ever seen. They simply weren’t there. It would be more accurate to say that they had very little success prior to Kraft, and have had monster success since Brady and BB partnered up.

  67. gtodriver says:

    October 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    irishgary says

    I see that Math and History are not your strength, not a surprise since you’re a Viking troll
    ###

    Gary

    I’m going to give Bill the benefit of the doubt on his post and say he meant that Brett and Aaron are two of the best to play the game and each player only won a single title.

    That’s how I interpreted his post.
    ===========================================================
    GTO:

    Thanks.

    I guess reading comprehension is not a strong suit with the Packers trolls?

    Proving by the 8 thumbs down on his post, everyone got it but him. Could it have been worded a bit better? Sure.

    But, that’s just what most packers fans do, they have no argument back for the meat of the post, so they find a tiny thing wrong and try to spin the argument……or outright lie like Barbie/Ken does. It’d be amusing if it weren’t so repetitive and pathetic.

  68. Vikings (2-2-1; No. 17): How far can a team with no running game go

    ———————————————————

    While I’m not comparing the two teams, but you may want to ask the Patriots this question, quick Florio name the leading rusher from each of the Pats championship years. With the ever changing rules that basically outlaw defense the existence of a running game becomes far less important. Bottom line if the Vikes can figure out the D and get it back to a respectable level it could be a lethal combo with what is a vastly improved offense, and the best we have seen in these parts since the days of Moss and Carter.

  69. The NFL has 12 winning teams out of 32. The “who have you played” argument seems silly, particularly if the team in question has a winning record (reducing the amount of potential winning opponents to 11 out of 31). Chicago and New Orleans haven’t played a single game against a winning team. The Rams, Panthers and Ravens have only played one. Only the Chargers, Titans, Patriots, Chiefs, Dolphins, Jaguars and Bengals are winning teams that have played multiple games against winning teams to date. Disparaging the competitiveness of any division that contains multiple winning teams and has a winning record over all seems ill conceived as well.

  70. 25. Bills (2-3; No. 25): Playing poorly and winning is still better than playing poorly and losing.
    ____________________________________________________
    I like you Mike Florio, but I’m starting to think you dislike the Bills.

    Buffalo’s Defense is getting better with each passing week… and they are doing it with one of their best players(Hyde) on the sideline.

    The Offense is terrible, but they are doing enough to win some games.
    Remember, The Titans & Vikings beat the SB Champs this season and both teams were beaten by Buffalo.

  71. TruFBFan says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Patriots – barely beat HOU, lost to a crappy JAX team, lost to DET, beat two other crappy teams. And TB12’s QBR is less than FitzTragic. No, no one is back.

    Bengals? Listen I don’t want to like their chances but I do. And to Steeldominance (who I assume is a Steelers fan)? Believe it, because the Steelers are really that bad. Has nothing to do with Bell either.

    Bears keeping the Rams out of the SB? I did read somewhere that drugs were making a comeback – and not the recreational ones. Trubisky and the offense still not good. At all. And the Rams offense is so dynamic that they can score on anywhere. Get over the Bears. This is still a McCaskey organization.

    Vikings? No. Just no. Sorry FootballFan825. No. This is not a good football team.

    Got the Giants, Raiders and Niners right. Cardinals probably too. Rest of the bottom 12 seems about right. (Cowboys…lol). I’d put the Browns over the Steelers, probably drop the Eagles a couple of points. My thoughts.

    —————

    Wow TruFbFan, based on the downright anger displayed in your post, I’d say your team lost this weekend. The fact is that yes the Vikings are a good team. One of the best in the league. Top tier offense with a top tier defense. They will be favored in almost every game they play. It appears to me that your assessment of these teams are based on emotion instead of facts.

  72. stellarperformance says:
    October 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm
    Congratulations on those Week 5 offensive and defensive rankings, though. Those are very meaningful.
    /////////////////////////////

    Meaningful might be too strong. Indicative is probably better. In any event, if it were the Vikings ranked in those positions after 1/3 of the season was gone, we’d never hear the end of it.

    Question for you: Is the Viking defense still vaunted?
    _________

    I’ll agree that Week 5 rankings are indicative. Indicative of your schedule. The only team the Packers have played that is in the top half of the offensive rankings is the Vikings, and they put up 480 yards on your team. Maybe you just want to slow your roll a little bit with the “top-5 defense” and “top-10 offense” and “team to beat” stuff. Your team is 2-2-1, just like mine, and neither team has looked very good so far. It’s funny how you whine about Viking fans shooting their mouths off but you’re the one who is constantly in here telling us how great the Packers are on the basis of nothing.

    And I’m pretty sure you’re the only one who has ever used the word “vaunted.” Let’s see how “vaunted” the top-5 Packer defense is after they play the Rams.

  73. billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    andrwken says:

    October 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    billtetley53 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    NHPats says:

    October 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    irishgary says:
    October 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    ———

    Let’s be honest. Every football fan in the country witnessed the absurd roughing the passer call on Clay Mathews to negate a game winning interception of Cousins
    ==============================================================================

    Let’s be honest. You’ll cease to exist on these boards when brady and BB are gone. That cannot happen soon enough.

    —–

    While that probably won’t happen anytime soon.

    All it takes is the Vikings to get under .500 in the w-l and you were a no show.

    Pot meet kettle.
    ==========================================

    Barbie/Ken:

    I haven’t gone anywhere. Why must you Packers fans lie? I have been here all along. It’s so pathetic that you can’t just be honest about things.

    I’d say you’d disappear after AR is gone, but you’ll be here talking about the good Ol’ days soon enough.

    once MM is fired, you’re looking at a rebuild for AR’s final years. Your team blew 26 years of HOF QB play. Your team woefully underachieved. You should be livid.

    But, to you, it’s more important to rub other peoples faces in the glory days. 1 freaking title for 2 of the best to play the game? What a waste!!

    —-

    Oh you were nowhere to be found after the Buffalo game. No one missed your wisdom.

    To the good ol days,

    Find a post where I’m chiming in about the 60’s. Didn’t see them. Never went anywhere last year. Nice try.
    Although I believe only the 70’s and 90’s were decades where your vikings had a winning record against the Packers. 4 of the 6 decades your team was in existence it posted a losing record against GB. GB leads 11-5-2 in this era as well. Some good history and current stats for you to stew over.

    Do you really wanna rack up how many HOF players wasted their careers in Minnesota. Four blown superbowls by arguably one of the most talented teams ever. Pot meet kettle is a very tired saying but you Viking fans are living proof.

    As for Favre and Rodgers,

    It’s still two more wins than your team has ever found. Feel free to dump on teams with storied histories and more titles or superbowls than your team managed to lose. The Vikings honestly can’t hold New England or Green Bay’s jock in terms of success so please find a team with a similar success to complain about. Maybe you guys should be nicer to Buffalo. You have a lot in common.

    Viking bitterness…..

  74. “ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    October 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    On that Kendricks penalty, that set GB up with a TD.

    So get your facts straight.”

    Viking fans like to look dumb, of course, but how long will they insist that the Kendricks penalty led to a TD? It didn’t, and likely didn’t change anything. Packers got a FG on the drive. Griffen was offside on that play anyway, so Packers would’ve had a 1st and 5 on the 43 with about 1:40 left in the half. Still would’ve probably been a FG.

    Doesn’t really matter. Packers are terrible. Should’ve lost to the Bears. Vikings are terrible. Should be 1-4 but the two bogus RTP penalties gave them a win and a tie instead of losses.

  75. I think the Packers are a borderline top 10 team. They’re one of the most talented on both sides of the ball, certainly the best in the NFCN.

  76. First – Get off BB
    Second – Get off the Bengals

    Lastly – Raiders would be dead last in the PAC 12. They should be ranked 60th because most college programs have better players. Additionaly, there should be some credit given to them for intentionally submarining their own season by trading their only superstar, the best defensive player in football. Easliy this is the worst franchise in Professional Sports. They may not win another game this season.

  77. But … At least the Raiders have multiple draft choices. They can use them to fill roster spots of their latest draft busts. DJ Hayden, Heyword-Bey, Carl Joseph….

  78. 2. Chiefs (5-0; No. 2): Last year, 5-0 became 6-6.
    ———————————
    SO, you think Mahomes is no better than Smith?

  79. jjackwagon says:
    October 10, 2018 at 7:10 am
    2. Chiefs (5-0; No. 2): Last year, 5-0 became 6-6.
    ———————————
    SO, you think Mahomes is no better than Smith?
    ——————-
    It appears everyone likes Mahomes. I do!! The comment is referring to history, not the future.

  80. Ravens still too high. As I have been saying the past two weeks – wait til the Ravens beat a good team before you rate them so high. They still have not beaten a good team.

  81. I love the Power Rankings, what genius actually came up with this idea? I’m entirely sincere here. The first time I remember seeing the concept was on the espn site, for NBA, way way back when I still cared (stopped following nba entirely in 2008, so sometime between the start of the internet and 2008).

    One guy makes a list of 32 names and tiny blurbs, and it whips fellas into a fervor. Amazing. And then there’s the much bigger mob of miscreants, myself among them, who swarm to the mess to consume the carnage and contribute quips. Humanity is a terrible, beautiful, tragic miracle.

  82. lmao Giants at 32 and the Panthers can beat the Rams….do you even watch football?? no need to answer we see what your record on the weekly picks is at, so clearly you don’t….

  83. djvh2 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    “ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    October 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    On that Kendricks penalty, that set GB up with a TD.

    So get your facts straight.”

    Viking fans like to look dumb, of course, but how long will they insist that the Kendricks penalty led to a TD? It didn’t, and likely didn’t change anything. Packers got a FG on the drive. Griffen was offside on that play anyway, so Packers would’ve had a 1st and 5 on the 43 with about 1:40 left in the half. Still would’ve probably been a FG.

    Doesn’t really matter. Packers are terrible. Should’ve lost to the Bears. Vikings are terrible. Should be 1-4 but the two bogus RTP penalties gave them a win and a tie instead of losses.

    ————————

    Two bogus penalties gave them the win? I’ll maybe agree on the one in green bay that gave them a “tie” not a win, but in Philly the Vikings still had to score a TD by an amazing throw to win, they played good defense the whole game. Two takeaways that resulted in points for the Vikings. The Vikings probably would have won in Philly regardless of that penalty or not. If they don’t score that TD off the panalty, and get a fg, and make all their other fg’s they still win. It’s really stupid to argue about penalities and it’s a cry baby mentality. How about all those calls that benefited Rodgers over the years while our QB got beat up? Was that fair?

    The Vikings are not terrible, they have just played a tough start to their schedule. The record they have is where I thought they would be I have predicted 10 wins this year, the only surprise is that they loss to Buffalo and won against the Eagles. Also I thought we would lose in GB, but we got a tie. Two surprises.

    The Packers on the other hand have had a easy start to the schedule and I thought they would be ahead in the standings. I predicted the Vikings would be close to .500 and the Packers would be a bit ahead, and things would shift as the Vikings get in their easy part of the schedule and the Packers get in their harder part. Packer fans should be way more concerned as they have no had a convincing win over anyone but buffalo. They are lucky they didn’t lose to the bears.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!